"Lifting the Stone" is the finest collection yet by an award-winning poet with a growing reputation for writing with passionate candor and exquisite finesse on matters of faith and spirituality in the tradition of Herbert, Hopkins, and Avison. A series of courageously forthright treatments of the problematics of 21st Century belief is complemented by a set of affectionately witty accounts of family, students and mentors, electronic technology, and a veritable bestiary of creatures; and the book concludes with a luminous meditation on water "in her myriad transformations.
"Susan McCaslin is a poet, literary scholar, and English and Creative Writing instructor. After completing her M.A. at Simon Fraser University and her doctorate at the University of British Columbia#44; she took up a teaching position at Douglas College in New Westminster. Susan resides in Fort Langley, B.C.
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